Scripture:

Hebrews 4:13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Observation:

The author of this chapter of Hebrews is taking the audience back to the historical fact that people that were saved from the Egyptians still did not enter the rest of God they would have in the promise land. This is because they were disobedient in many ways leading them to 40 years of wandering in the desert. This is something so interesting because looking at times now and realizing that we can be saved by grace through faith yet at the same time not enter in the rest of God because of our disobedience in our life. As you read further down there is a verse that gets all in my grill and though convicting, it is so beautiful of the love and sovereignty of my God.

Application:

The verse says, “And no creature is hidden from the sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” WOW, this is not only scary but humbling. There is nothing that I can hide from God. So many times I think to myself, “I can do this any not one person will every know about it.” Not only does the author say that I can hide nothing from his eyes it says that I am naked before him. I can’t do like I did when I was in high school and middle school and hide something in my pocket and nobody know about it. Jesus through the Father is everywhere. I lay bare before him, yet why do I still try and hide things from him? Why do I act as if I can keep things from him and he won’t know? The reality is the God of all creation knows me and sees ALL I do and I lay totally bare and revealed to him. I always want to talk about things that are frustrating me or that are kinda secret, who better to talk to than the one whom SEES all and knows all. Not only can I not hide anything from him, but I have to give an account to him. I am responsible to answer for the things I do in secret and in public. This is so powerful for me to read this morning because I can just be honest with God. I don’t have to hold anything back from him, frustrations, fears, insecurities, joys, and every other feeling and emotion and struggles I experience, HE KNOWS. I lay bare before him and can keep nothing from him. Wow, this is a huge burden off my shoulders as I can just be with him and lay it all on him and let him fill me with his love, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, and all the things of his heart.

Prayer:

Father, forgive me for trying to hide form you. Thank you for showing me you know me. You know all of who I am and I am sorry that I run from you sometimes rather than just knowing who you are and be honest with you. Lead me to lay daily before you and cast my burdens before you. Thank you for loving me, I need it.